Hreeseh (Cooked Wheat with Chicken or Meat)

July 9, 2018by Sara Assi
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Soak 1 kilogram of wheat for 1 day and change their water every 3-4 hours 

Drain water and boil wheat for 2-3 hours on low heat (you will need around 7 liters of water for boiling) 

Aside, boil 1 kg of chicken breasts and reserve their broth 

After the wheat is cooked and soft, start adding the chicken broth gradually 1 cup at a time and stir frequently for 1.5 to 2 hours until the wheat buds has partially melted 

Shred the chicken and add them to the wheat in the last 30 minutes of cooking

Melt 150 grams butter in a pan and add it to the hreeseh just before turning off the the heat 

Add salt and white pepper to taste 

Serve hot

*Notes:

Some people like it served with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or Lebanese 7 spices, I personally like it with freshly ground black pepper

You can replace the chicken with beef or use both together

Sara Assi

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